The Wisconsin legislature has again failed to pass an exonerate compensation bill that would increase the compensation for wrongfully convicted persons. Host Gil Halsted speaks with two Wisconsin exonerates, Fred Saecker and Joseph Frye, about their experiences of being wrongfully convicted and eventually freed. Also joining them in the studio is Cristina Bordé, Clinical Instructor at […]
Gil Halsted looks at the relationship between county law enforcement officers and Native American tribal communities. He speaks with Sandra Gokee, cousin of Jason Pero, the fourteen-year old citizen of the Bad River Band who was shot and killed by a County Sheriff Deputy on November 8th, 2017. Ms. Gokee was placed on administrative leave, […]
A Public Affair contributor Gil Halsted recorded a talk given by Angela J. Davis earlier this month during the Wisconsin Book Festival, entitled “Policing the Black Man.” Ms. Davis is a professor of law at American University, editor of the recent book Policing the Black Man: Arrest, Prosecution, and Imprisonment, and author of Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American […]
Today on the show, substitute host Gil Halsted speaks with two guests about the opioid crisis in Wisconsin. What does the opioid epidemic look like on the ground, and what does recovery look like for those who are able to recover? Our guests are addiction specialist Dr. Randy Brown, and recovery coach Jesse Heffernan. We […]
John Nichols’ new book, Horsemen of the Trumpocalypse: A Field Guide to the Most Dangerous People in America, came out a couple of months ago. He joins Bert Zipperer and Gil Halsted in the studio to talk about a variety of political and historical issues.
Substitute hosts Bert Zipperer and Gil Halsted speak with Mary Bottari, Deputy Director of the Center for Media and Democracy, about her recent reporting, including the redistricting case Gill v. Whitford just heard by the Supreme Court and the conservative attempt to defund and defang public sector unions.